Lake Eufaula Christian Church
When we are Christians, everything we touch should be for God, who has given us a purpose right where we are. That purpose is our mission all through the week, and whatever job we’re currently doing is our current calling. Jesus wants us to bring His purpose into our 9 to 5.
In a prayer to God, Jesus said, “In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” (John 17:18) Part of what He wants us to do is to help bring His good mission to our circles. Because when Christ infiltrates our circles, He brings renewal. He wants us to partner with Him to do so.
Jesus’s mission is stated clearly in Luke 19:10: “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Your mission should be the same. Seek the lost. Evangelize the lost. That means, share the good news. What has Jesus done for you? Washed away your sins. Reconciled you to the Father. Given you a promise of life eternal.
Which of your coworkers don’t have that? Which of your friends or family members don’t have that? Your purpose as a Christ-follower is to live abundantly for Christ, and seek to evangelize your lost coworkers, friends and family members. To let Christ overflow in your life so that others see the hope of God’s goodness through your example.
Think about this: In your daily life, you know and interact with people who may never have considered going to church. They’re in your workplace, in your bridge club, in the boat with your fishing buddies, in your family’s home when you visit your grandkids. Your witness might lure them to come to church, to meet our church family, and to learn that they too are people who Jesus loves and came to this earth to die for.
Jesus tells us how to be witnesses without overbearing holier-thanthou attitudes, like the morality police for unbelievers. In Matthew 5:13 He says, “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the Godflavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?”
Salt preserves the goodness and flavor of things. But you must remember not to dump salt. Just dash it! Don’t start witnessing for Christ thinking you need to convert someone quickly and efficiently. Before you even open your mouth about faith, people see how you do what you do. Practice your faith in everyday life, and others will want to follow your path.
Also be light. If it takes someone two years at your job, or at your bridge club, or in your group of fishing buddies, or in your school to find out that you are a Christ-follower, then you’re not shining the way God desires. “You’re here to be light bringing out the God-colors in the world. ” (Mathew 5:14) Wherever you are right now is the right place, and another right place is LECC, 415897 Highway 9, Eufaula, where we have Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Wednesday night all-age activities at 6:30 p.m.
Our congregation agrees “God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this.” (Matthew 5:15) There are many wonderful churches in our little community. Visit one, get plugged in and find a church family that loves you and encourages your walk with the Lord.
God Bless You!
Jeremy Little, Minister.